STRICTLY Come Dancing star John Whaite’s partner Paul Atkins has insisted he’s not concerned about the Strictly curse.
The couple appeared on Steph’s Pack Lunch today after Paul appeared to look furious after John’s sexy dance with Johannes Radebe over the weekend.
Paul made it very clear he’s not worried about John and the Strictly curse
Paul didn’t look too happy during one part of the show last week
Paul, who has been with the Bake Off star for 13 years, hit back at concerns saying: “If you could see him at the end of the day after a full day’s rehearsing, he can barely walk so there’s no room for anything else.
“He crawls through the door at the end of the day.”
On Saturday night John and Johannes performed their own rendition of the Tango to New Order’s song Blue Monday.
The pair impressed fans of the show with their sizzling chemistry and amazing choreography, which got them a standing ovation from judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse.
After hearing the judge’s comments, the pair went upstairs to chat with host Claudia Winkleman, who congratulated them on their great performance.
The presenter praised Johannes for switching leads and went on to mention John’s long-term partner Paul.
She said: “He has supported you throughout, he has been amazing and he is in the audience.”
The camera then showed his fiance sitting in the studio with a very stern look on his face, while everyone else was smiling about the performance.
However, as soon as John started talking, a grin appeared.
The baker explained: “He’s sat there with my friend John, he’s been drying my sweat, he’s been feeding me and putting me to bed.
“He has just been an absolute rock so thank you for being here Paul.”
Since the BBC show hit our screens in 2004, the dreaded “Strictly curse” has managed to break-up a number of relationships.
Celebrities who take part in the competition grow extremely close to their dance partners during their stint and victims of the curse include Stacey Dooley, Diane Buswell and Seann Walsh.
John and graphic designer Paul – who got engaged in 2017 – have been together for over a decade, after first meeting on Facebook in 2008 when they were both living in Manchester.
The GBBO star and Johannes made show history as part of the first all-male couple.
Steph’s Packed Lunch airs weekdays at 12.30pm on Channel 4
John and Johannes performed the Tango on Saturday night
John was chatting on Steph’s Packed Lunch today